Prague Fringe Festival

Events, What's New — By Jacy Meyer on May 11, 2011 at 7:24 am

Lovers of wacky music, comedy and performances will be in funny bone heaven this month. The 10th annual Prague Fringe Festival runs May 27-June 4 and is a must-see event for theater fans.

Prague’s English language theater scene is a bit hit-or-miss so the Prague Fringe is a great chance to see a ton of international acts. You’ll see 1-act plays, puppet theater, dance, comedy and more at nine different venues, most located in the Mala Strana district. Shows usually run 45-60 minutes and times are staggered allowing you to create your own “theater crawl” from show to show.

Some highlights include All in the Timing, a series of six, 1-act plays by British troupe Windmere Productions; Socrates was Ugly, about an American middle-aged soul searching academic and The Human Jukebox, an interactive live music event with the audience shouting out songs and the Human Jukebox singing them from memory.

Tickets go fast as many of the venues have limited space. Individual shows cost 150 CZK or there is a Fringe Voucher available, via ticketing agency Ticketstream which gets you five shows for the price of four. Or you can take your chances and simply walk up to the theater box office 30 minutes before show time. More details on the program and venues can be found at the Prague Fringe website.

Photo of Socrates was Ugly courtesy of the Prague Fringe.

Tags: comedy, theater